Alias
Black Condor
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Black Condor I

Richard Grey Jr.


Alias

Thomas Wright


Black Condor II

Ryan Kendall


Black Condor III

John Trujillo


Occupation

Black Condor I

Adventurer


Black Condor II

Adventurer


Black Condor III

Adventurer


Legal Status

Black Condor I

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Black Condor II

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Black Condor III

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Black Condor I

United States


Black Condor II

United States


Black Condor III

United States


Group Affiliation

Black Condor I

All-Star Squadron

Freedom Fighters


Black Condor II

Justice League

Justice Society

Primal Force


Black Condor III

Freedom Fighters


Base of Operations

Black Condor I

Washington D.C.


Black Condor II

Opal City


Black Condor III

Canyon de Chelly, Arizona


Height

Black Condor I

6' 2"


Black Condor II

6' 4"


Black Condor III

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Weight

Black Condor I

195 lbs.


Black Condor II

170 lbs.


Black Condor III

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Eye Color

Black Condor I

Blue


Black Condor II

Blue


Black Condor III

Brown - Now Red


Hair Color

Black Condor I

Black


Black Condor II

Black


Black Condor III

Black


Known Powers

Black Condor I

Radioactively enhanced human with an ability to fly and communicate with birds.


Black Condor II

Biologically enhanced human capable of flight; with heightened senses, limited telepathy and telekinesis.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant and knife-thrower.


Black Condor III

Mystically enhanced human capable of flight.


Accessories

Black Condor I

Black-Ray Gun: Handgun capable of emitting a ray capable of stunning living beings or disintegrating inanimate objects.


Black Condor II

Throwing Knives: Short bladed weapons balanced for marksmanship.


Black Condor III

Wings granting flight to those blessed by the Tocotl the mystical Spider Woman.


Common Enemies

Black Condor I

Dr. Spectron

Jaspar Crow


Black Condor II

Shark

Sky Pirate


Black Condor III

First Strike

S.H.A.D.E.


Regularly Appearing

Black Condor I

Crack Comics


Black Condor II

Black Condor Vol. 1


Black Condor III

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters


First Appearance

Black Condor I

Crack Comics #1 (May, 1940)


Note: Crack Comics was published by Quality Comics, whose stable of characters where acquired by National Periodicals (DC Comics) when the publisher went out of business in 1956.


Black Condor II

Black Condor Vol. 1 #1 (June, 1992)


Black Condor III

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #3 (Nov. 2006)


Creator

Black Condor I

Will Eisner & Lou Fines


Black Condor II

Brian Augustyn & Rags Morales


Black Condor III

Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Origin

Their caravan ambushed by Mongolian bandits, the archeologist parents of Richard Grey Jr. were killed and he was left an orphan to the wilderness - where he was exposed to the radiation of a meteor, which caused a unique mutation. Adopted by a family of condors he was raised as one of them, until he was found by a missionary named Father Pierre - who taught the child to speech and literature. It wasn't until Pierre was murdered by the criminal Jaspar Crow that Grey used the missionary's nickname for him in the pursuit of justice as the Black Condor.


Decades later another would succeed Grey, when Ryan Kendall was experimented on by his grandfather in the pursuit of a flying man to serve the secret group know as the Society of the Golden Wing. Kendall was irradiated while still a fetus which caused his mutation. At the age of twenty-one Kendall fell into a coma for two years and when he awoke he flew into the thick Pine Barrens of New Jersey eventually resurfacing as the Black Condor.


In an unrelated dynasty, members of the Navajo tribe tell of a legacy of men granted the power of flight by Tocotl the mystical Spider Woman. The legend was born on the Long Walk to reservations forced on the Indians by the United States Calvary - telling of when condors would supposedly carry the souls of the dead back home to Canyon de Chelly. When the Navajo returned to their native home they now had to face cattlemen who desired their land. Desperate, a young brave climbed the cliffs to beg the condors for protection. At night he was transformed by Tocotl. Over a century later John Trujillo answered the call of the Spider Woman to defend the land and her people as the Black Condor.